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Windows 7: Optical drive not working

15 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional -32 bits
Optical drive not working

Optical Dive not working:
Clean install!
Previous OS: Windows XP professional 32 bit
After installing Windows7 professional 32 bit my optical drive does not work anymore!
My optical drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RAMGH22LP20 ATA Device is recognized in the bios and in the device manager. No yellow or red exclamation marks are present anywhere in the device manager.
I can’t find any driver which will work. I uninstalled the drive in the device manager shut down the computer disconnected all cables from the drive. Removed the power for five minutes, did bleed the capacitors. After that I reconnected all cables restarted the computer, but the drive is not working.
In the registry I removed the upper and lower filter: This did not work ether.
I installed a sub-key in the registry, no difference.
I can eject the tray by clicking on the drive icon. The windows explorer will come up, but only the frame will be displayed and a notification window appears as well which asks me to insert a disc. Once I insert the disc I can wait forever, nothing does happen. Clicking again on the drive icon will eject the disc and asks to insert a disk, also the windows explorer frame is displayed Inside the frame is the desktop with all the icons I have on it, and the hourglass is seeking to find the files which are needed to complete the task.
Note: The disk is turning, and also gets hot from the laser!
I don’t know if the optical device is compatible with windows7 professional 32 bits.
This drive is an IDE device!
I checked for viruses and other insects with three different bootable antivirus programs.
I also run SFC /SANNOW as an administrator, no problems were found.
One other problem I did have was that my Graphic card was not showing up in the device manager.
Geforce FX 5200: Windows 7 installed a generic driver. The FX 5200 is not supported anymore. I installed a vista laptop driver instead my display is working fine at last.

I need some help.

Thank you,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2014   #2

Win7 Pro 32bit

Okay, that drive is from 2008, so it's six years old already. - Features | LG GH22LP20 22x "Super-Multi" DVD±RW/RAM | Reviews
Are you saying that the drive worked under XP and now will not work under 7?
Can you boot with your Windows disc using the drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional -32 bits
Thank you Oven Master

Yes, I run XP Pro 32 bits just fine, I did read and write all DVD/CD +- Also the drive was booting the windows 7 pro 32 bits disc, as well as all my bootable discs which I created, including re-writable media.
After installing windows 7 the drive just quit.

Thank you for your response.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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